20, 1947. More Britains Queen Elizabeth II married Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1947 but an auction house in the U.K. will now give you the opportunity to be a part of the royal wedding, by owning a piece of the cake. The queen, who recently celebrated her sapphire jubilee 65 years on the throne married Prince Philip on Nov. 20, 1947. The couple will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this year. Read: Queen Elizabeth II Makes Her Own Sparkling Wine Their wedding cake stood almost six feet tall, weighing six hundred pounds. It was topped with a silver model of St. George and the Dragon, gifted to the couple as a souvenir, Royal Central reported. It was preserved as a part of British heritage but destroyed by vandals in 2015. However, a piece of the cake from the wedding celebration is going up for auction by Hansons Auctioneers in Etwall, South Derbyshire.
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